Air Transport World

U.S. airline-industry.(Brief Article)(Statistical Data Included)

U.S. airline-industry traffic (RPMs) declined 1.8% in Sept., compared with Sept., 1997, ATA reported. With capacity down 4.6%, however, passenger load factor rose 2.1 points to 70.7%. The decline in traffic is attributable to the pilot strike that shut down Northwest Airlines for much of Sept. …

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